Cognition Cockpit is an intuitive web-based application that empowers your Product Development Process (PDP). Using our core Active Requirements Management technology, Cockpit enables your teams to dynamically manage customer inputs and voices, features and requirements, risks, costs, and critical parameters. Cockpit’s next-generation approach uses the best practices from systems engineering and requirements management, together with simple yet powerful collaborative technology that seamlessly weaves together all the critical steps in your PDP for instant traceability, analysis, and reporting.
Active Requirements Management means dynamically linking all your product requirements together with all associated information, such as team meeting minutes and notes, formal VOC input (surveys, interviews), risks, FMEA, risk mitigations, test protocols, and mathematic analyses. These analyses—or transfer functions—are a key function of Cockpit, enabling you to create relationships and compute sensitivity between a requirement and its driving parameters. Only Cognition Cockpit delivers this active approach to requirements management.
In the end, the Cockpit provides a Unified Model for your product development process, including:
Program & Project Management
Program and Project Managers use Cockpit to avoid late term firefighting by tracking the critical deliverables for each stage of your product development process. All product development data is readily available through a web browser interface and using dozens of standard reports. Managers can customize their Cockpit login so they see the most critical status information every time they log into the Cockpit.
Product Development Teams use Cognition Cockpit to manage all product requirements including key performance parameters, detailed cost information, and product risks and failure modes. Goals, product improvement initiatives, and risk mitigations are tracked along with any impact on the key performance parameters and costs. You can view the currently achieved status compared to its desired target using a dashboard like web page. Requirement summary pages are shown at all levels of the product structure. With the collaboration capabilities within the Cockpit, any team member is automatically notified when any changes occur that might impact the team members design parameters.
Six Sigma (DFSS) & Lean Sigma
Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Lean Sigma Teams use the Cockpit to implement and manage the design process. Cockpit is the most powerful tool in the industry for DFSS and Critical Parameter Management (CPM), allowing you to create the entire flowdown tree and to roll up the variation in your system using Cockpit’s unique analytical transfer functions.
Product Marketing Teams use the unique capabilities of the Cockpit to collect and organize customer voices. Cockpit includes survey and interview templates that can be completed and imported into the process. Using an electronic sticky note capability, you can perform a KJ analysis and create affinity diagrams. Walls covered with thousands of sticky notes are a thing of the past. Once the raw data is organized, use an electronic QFD process to prioritize the voices and generate product requirements. Cockpit will then automatically produce a Product Requirements Document.
Cost Management Engineers use costing capabilities built into Cockpit to estimate the product cost and track the cost impact of any changes. Cognition’s Enterprise Cost Management (ECM) tool is integrated in Cockpit to enable costing of even the most complex product structures. ECM is being used by our customers to estimate cost structures containing more than 100,000 elements. ECM allows creation of any number of cost scenarios, comparing the various scenarios, and tracking scenario values versus the product target costs. ECM supports any internal costing process and is easily linked to any existing costing applications.
The Cost Of Poor Requirements can lead to the wrong product. Cockpit’s Active Requirements Management Technology can help you avoid project failure modes, missed performance targets, cost overruns, and missed delivery dates. Cockpit makes quick work of creating requirements through the web interface or importing from standard Microsoft Word and Excel formats. It’s also easy to reuse requirements from other projects using a drag and drop capability.
Statistical Analysis of Requirements allows you to predict the behavior of your system during the design stage using Cockpit’s unique transfer function analysis of your requirements and parameters. You can see both the impact of your nominal design values and the impact of variations and tolerances. Using this analytical capability, you can quickly identify the key contributors to any design problems and quickly test any corrective actions.
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